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Who Pays Your Medical Bills After an Injury in Georgia?
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Who Pays Your Medical Bills After an Injury in Georgia?

After an accident, your injuries might be severe and require costly medical care. You should not have to cover your medical bills alone, and an attorney can help you get them paid for.

In many cases, injured victims turn to insurance for coverage. If they do not have insurance or insurance does not cover their type of injuries, a lawyer can help them hold the person who caused their injuries liable. In that case, the defendant in a lawsuit would cover the medical bills. In some cases, bills must be paid before we can hold someone else responsible, and injured victims end up covering these costs themselves. However, we can help you file a lawsuit to recover damages related to medical expenses and more. To do so, we must have strong evidence to prove that someone else is responsible and should have to pay for your medical bills.

If you were injured in an accident or other incident, our Georgia personal injury lawyers can help you get your medical bills paid for by the person or people who caused your injuries. Call Howe Law at (844) 876-4357 to schedule a free case review.

Who Covers Medical Bills After an Injury in Georgia?

There might be one or several parties who can cover your medical bills after an injury. Who should pay and how depends on the nature of your injuries. Insurance often covers injured victims after accidents, but insurance might not apply to certain cases, or injured victims might not have insurance. If that is the case, our Georgia personal injury lawyers can help you sue the parties responsible and make them pay.

Insurance

Insurance is designed to cover unexpected expenses when disaster strikes. There are various types of insurance policies that cover a whole host of possible accidents and injuries. One of the most common forms of insurance is auto insurance. All drivers in the State of Georgia are required by law to carry auto insurance.

If you were injured in a car accident, you can file a third-party claim against the other driver’s insurance and make them cover your medical expenses. If the other driver does not have insurance or your claim is denied, your own health insurance might still cover you. However, most health insurance policies require customers to pay costly deductibles before covering anything. In that case, our Columbus personal injury lawyers can help you recover the money you paid toward your medical bills in a personal injury lawsuit.

The Defendant

Whether or not your accident and injuries are covered by insurance, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for the accident and make them cover your damages. In many ways, a lawsuit is preferable to an insurance claim because you can recover damages beyond medical bills and other economic losses. You might also recover non-economic damages, like pain and suffering.

Lawsuits are sometimes necessary, even if you decide to file an insurance claim. Insurance companies are not usually keen on paying for anything and may try various tactics to get out of paying your medical bills. Sometimes, a lawsuit can show insurance companies that you mean business, and they may be incentivized to pay up now and avoid a legal battle. Even if they still refuse to offer a settlement, we can pursue the lawsuit and recover damages that way.

Still, in other cases, the defendant does not have any insurance, so a lawsuit is perhaps the only option plaintiffs have to cover their medical bills. In this case, the defendant would have to pay for your medical bills out of their own pocket.

Paying Yourself

Unfortunately, medical bills cannot always wait for pending legal disputes. Many injured plaintiffs have to cover their own medical bills while waiting for the results of insurance claims or lawsuits. The compensation you get may be more like a reimbursement of your damages. Unfortunately, having to cover considerable medical bills can have a negative effect on the rest of your life. Some injured plaintiffs have no money left for rent, car payments, food, and other necessities.

Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers can help you explore your legal; options so you can hopefully avoid the huge expense of your medical bills while your legal action is pending.

How to Get Financial Compensation for Medical Bills After an Injury in Georgia

As mentioned above, a great way to pay your medical bills is by filing a personal injury lawsuit. While lawsuits can take a long time to complete, plaintiffs often walk away not only with their medical bills paid but also numerous other damages and expenses. Even if you believe your accident is covered by insurance, you should still speak to our Macon personal injury lawyers about the possibility of a lawsuit.

First, we must file a formal complaint against the person, people, or entity we believe caused your injuries. This is an incredibly important step as it not only kicks off your lawsuit but also names the person or people we want to cover your damages, including your medical bills. Once filed, we must begin preparing for your lawsuit and impending trial by gathering evidence and preparing witnesses.

How to Get Evidence to Hold Someone Liable for Your Injuries in Georgia

There might be numerous sources of evidence in your case, depending on how and where your injuries happened. One method of gathering evidence is to document the scene of your accident. For example, after car accidents., drivers often take pictures of their cars and record videos of the scene to present to insurance companies. These photos and videos contain important details about the accident that can also be used as evidence in a lawsuit. It would help if you tried to take pictures or record videos of your injuries, however they occurred.

Even if you cannot document the accident scene, we can rely on witnesses to provide testimony in court that backs up your claims. The more people who saw your accident unfold, the more witnesses we can present in court. Numerous witnesses whose stories align with yours make your arguments more compelling. Our Savannah personal injury attorneys can help you track down witnesses who can help your case.

Call Our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys for Assistance

If you were injured because of someone else’s negligent behavior, our Georgia personal injury lawyers can work to make them pay for your medical bills. For a free case review, call Howe Law at (844) 876-4357.